art graphic design illustration paid competition

The 2024 ‘314 Day’ Design Call

Collaboratively, the 314 Day Foundation and STLMade (an initiative of Greater St. Louis, Inc.) contribute to the celebration in many ways – one being the commission of an annual 314 Day design by a graphic designer/illustrator from the metro to commemorate the day in both marketing and merchandise. We also promote that artist through our storytelling on with a featured story and photoshoot, as well as include them in media opportunities and events as they’re available.

The objective of the 314 Day design is to represent the St. Louis metro and 314 Day together in a positive, celebratory way uniquely in the finalist’s style.

The only mandatories are that “314” must be included in the design. The rest is up to you.

Submit the following to by midnight, CDT, Tuesday, September 26, 2023:

  1. 5 – 15 examples of previously completed projects/art* that represent your style and body of work. These can be a portfolio website URL or attached files (.jpg, .gif, .png, .tif, .mp3, .mpeg, .mp4, or .pdf). Max of 10MB for all attachments.
  2. Describe your connection to the St. Louis metro and why you’re interested in this project (150-300 words)
  3. Describe your perfect 314 Day (5-150 words)
  4. A resumé or bio no more than two pages (.pdf, .doc or .docx)
  5. Your social handles (if any)

*Please do not send new or spec designs at this time. Only the selected artist will be asked to create 314 Day design concepts (one design to be selected as the final) and be compensated.

More info here.